Savin Hill

By - 8/31/14 - 6:54 pm

Transit Police report that around 5 p.m., somebody walked into the Savin Hill Red Line station, saw two people he wanted to shoot, took out a gun and began firing.

He missed, whereupon both his intended targets and he fled, police say. Police say they are continuing to look for him. About 40 minutes later, however, Cynthia Pesantez watched Boston Police take somebody... Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 9:17 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the man died. The Herald reports he was Michael DePina.

Around 8:45 p.m. a man on a motorcycle crashed on Taft Street near Dorchester Avenue. As he was taken away with serious injuries, police found a gun near his motorcycle, then another gun near Pleasant Street.

Police locked down Taft Street - residents were not allowed out of their... Read more

By - 5/31/14 - 12:16 am

A train bound for Ashmont is instead bound for Valhalla after gasping its last at Savin Hill shortly after midnight. On the plus side, smoke didn't fill the first car

By - 4/25/14 - 9:35 am

Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.

Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the... Read more

By - 4/24/14 - 10:33 am

Paul Nutting and Andrea at WBZ report MassDOT took down the 65-foot banner on the Savin Hill bridge over 93 due to the wind, returned it to the artist.

By - 4/23/14 - 11:08 pm

Seems somebody removed the Martin Richard memorial banner from the bridge to Savin Hill over the Expressway. Its creators are wondering why - and where it is.

By - 4/8/14 - 6:11 am

The homicide unit and the arson squad are investigating what exactly killed a person whose body was found inside a burning car shortly before 4 a.m. at Davitt Street and Savin Hill Avenue, according to Stanley Staco and Boston EMS Incidents.

Ed. note: I've closed the comments on this post. A lot of things were said about the dead man that may... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 7:52 pm

A concerned citizen reports:

Wild Turkey dodging traffic and dogs on Savin Hill Ave for 2nd straight day. Someone is going to crash trying to avoid it.

Ed. note: At least it's not attacking people.... Read more

By - 3/27/14 - 4:12 pm

Police responded to the parking lot at 1141 Dorchester Ave. shortly before 4 p.m. after several shots were fired. About 15 minutes later, a gunshot victim showed up at Boston Medical Center, where he arrived in the same sort of vehicle seen fleeing the shooting site.

The Boys and Girls Club on Deer Street locked its doors until police gave the all clear.... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:35 am

The morning commute, like around 6:40, started with an inbound Red Line train kicked the bucket at Savin Hill and a Green Line train meeting its maker at Government Center - an occurrence that the T suggested to riders might be a good time to try out the Orange Line between Back Bay and North station.

As of 7:30 a.m., the T said things... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 10:34 am
Vandalized car on Savin Hill

Natural reports a friend's wife went out this morning to find her SUV with slashed tires and some fresh obscenity on the side.

By - 2/15/14 - 9:56 am

Boston Police report drug officers who raided a house at 11 Treadway Rd. yesterday morning recovered quite a stash:

Upon executing the search warrant at 11 Treadway Road, detectives encountered two more suspects and recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle, 5 pounds of marijuana, 627 Grams of MDMA (Molly) 2 bottles of Testosterone (steroid) 3 machetes, 2 bullet proof vests, white zip ties,

... Read more
By - 1/23/14 - 8:05 am
Removing cars from a collision on I-93 in Dorchester

Jeannie Doherty posted this photo of a completely blocked I-93 south at Savin Hill at 8 a.m.

By - 1/15/14 - 3:02 pm

THURSDAY UPDATE: The Licensing Board granted the request for a beer and wine license.

The Boston Licensing Board could vote Thursday whether to let a shuttered Vietnamese market on Dorchester Avenue be turned into an upscale shop selling everything a young professional could need for a dinner party - from wine and gourmet cheeses to self-service olive oil and home-made peanut butter.

At a hearing... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 9:04 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. at the rear entrance to the station. The two suspects are described as black, about 18, one wearing an Army jacket and sweatpants, the other wearing a red and black hoodie.

By - 1/12/14 - 9:01 pm

A manhole on Dorchester Avenue near Bay Street went FOOM into the night. Residents for blocks around had their lights flicker and their electronic devices show their resentment. One resident a couple blocks away reported hearing a loud thud; she thought at first her downstairs neighbor had slammed the door.

Meanwhile, lights went out from Uphams Corner down to the area of Blue Hill Avenue... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 4:54 pm
Oak Square space saver

Can't blame a citizen for trying, in this case a Brighton citizen who looked down today, saw a lack of snow and asked this lady to stop saving a space in front of her Hobart Street home:

She told me the spots were hers and anyone that parked there would regret it.

Meanwhile, across town, a roving UHub photographer captured the scene today on... Read more

By - 8/17/13 - 10:58 am

Transit Police report they are looking for a duo they say robbed two women of their purses and phones around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday at the Savin Hill Red Line stop.

One of the subjects covered his face with a knit hat. The other subject pulled the hood of his sweatshirt over his face.

... Read more
By - 7/13/13 - 10:13 am

And it wasn't even all that warm.

By - 5/30/13 - 11:14 pm

A man was shot at three times at Auckland and Dewar streets in Dorchester around 9:50 p.m. But rather than try again, his attackers fled. They're described as black males, both about 5'8" and both in their 20s. One wore a yellow shirt, the other a black shirt.

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